Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Til the very end…

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Welcome to Word-filled Wednesday.

It's such a joy to be your hostess today!

The purpose of WFW is share God's word (no famous quotes or literature...only the word of God)

The home of WFW is at Amy’s 160 Acre Woods.

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I don't think there could be a more perfect picture to reflect this verse in Hosea about the way God guides us with his tender care, amazing kindness and great love.

The word kindness is often translated as "steadfast love" in the Hebrew, and that is exactly what it is.

A love that will never fail and never end.

No matter what the circumstances, difficulties or fears may be, God is there with His tender loving care to show us the way.

As we learn to trust and be secure in this abundant love, we are free to be kind to others.

Now we can care for others as we have been cared for by God.

God gives so many opportunities each day to show kindness, which brings us great joy every time we do! The pleasure we feel in caring for others is just a shadow of the delight God takes in caring for us.

(taken from: Love as a Way of Life)



37 comments:

lori said...

Look at YOU! I stayed up for NOTHING...You GO GIRL! Getting that code in ALL by yourself!!

I am LOVING this photo...did you take it?? What a wonderful verse...mine has "kindness" in it too!;)

Love you friend and THANK you for those sweet words last week about my session...they meant more than you'll ever know...

Love you! AND I've got to tell you, those pics you are taking! WHOA! Awesome! I'm so totally impressed!
You blessed me over and over!

Tracy Berta-daughter to the King, wife, mother, speaker, writer said...

Go girl!!!!! You did McLinky all by yourself! Great job! (I "signed up" for it, and then didn't complete it all....I am McLinky "challenged"! :))

Girl, I love this verse!!!! I love Hosea......

And, what a beautiful picture. I love flowers as well. God's beauty speaks to me.

Blessings, sweet friend!

Joan said...

Absolutely beautiful! Have a blessed WFW.

Joan

Peggy said...

Blessings Susan...Beautiful and so appropriate for spring!!! What wonderful words on kindness! What a wonderful verse from Hosea and I agree completely that's a perfect photo! Delighting in the kindness that God always show us in sweet people and friends like you! You must be very secure and trusting, for you freely show God's kindness to others.

Steadfast love is a wonderful translation of El Olam's love; never fails, never ends. "Freely we receive, now freely we must give"
We must go...a song by Tim Hughes, God of Justice tells us that Jesus called us... to do this freely!

Thank you Susan for hostessing and such beautiful flowers and kindness! Your words are inspirational & you are as lovely as these flowers in the garden of friendship and sisterhood.
(((hugs))) sis, Peggy

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

Oh how beautiful! What a wonderful illustration of His unfailing love. May we never take it for granted and may we never forget it. May it transform the way we live. Thanks for sharing my friend!

Happy WFW!

Angela said...

Thanks for this post, I love it!

I'm going to post this on my FB status:

"The pleasure we feel in caring for others is just a shadow of the delight God takes in caring for us."

Cathy said...

That is so very beautiful, Susan. I love it, and thanks for being our hostess this week. Blessings ~

Mama Sparrow said...

So beautiful! I hope you have a wonderfully blessed day!

daylily777 said...

Very beautiful pic& great verse!
Blessings,
~Myrna

Lynn said...

Know I'm here praying!
1 Peter 1:3-5 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
Prayer Bears
My email address

Lana G! said...

I agree! Beautiful photo for this verse. Thanks for hosting!

Mylene said...

You have a great photo :) Very beautiful place, if this is a real place :) And this is just on earth. What more in heaven. Yes, I am imagining heaven because of your wonderful photo and verse.

hip chick said...

I don't remember that quote at all Even though I have read through the bible two and a half times! I'm so glad you posted it because it's beautiful.

LivingforGod said...

Beautiful WFW! Praise God for His steadfast love/kindness!

hljourney said...

Awesome photo with Scripture chosen!! He is greatly working in showing us all His ways, His love, His will!
Thanks for sharing WFW with us all.
Hugs, HL

3 Blessings said...

Beautiful verse and photo. Thank you for the encouragement and for hosting today.
Blessings,
Amy

Beth in NC said...

That is beautiful!

Thanks for hosting!

Love,
Beth

SnoWhite {Finding Joy in My Kitchen} said...

We are so blessed to have our God leading and directing us with LOVE! How beautiful.

From the Heart said...

That has to be the most beautiful picture of Spring with flowers popping up and coloring our world and letting us know just how great our God is.
Have a blessed day.

holycamp09 said...

Thank you, Susan, for hosting this week. Beautiful picture. I love the way that God shows His beauty during this time of the year.

GlowinGirl said...

I love that verse from Hosea. What a beautiful picture for us. God is so gracious!

I started a Word-Filled Wednesday in response to Wordless Wednesdays I'd seen elsewhere. I was surprised to find a whole group of wonderful women doing this (I found it on Women Living Well). I hope to get added to the blog roll!

Marilyn in Mississippi said...

Great and encouraging Words today Susan!

Thanks!

Marilyn...in Mississippi

Bobbi said...

Thanks for hosting! You are so sweet and encouraging!! Happy WFW!

Tammy Nischan said...

Susan,

Your visits to my blog bless me more than you'll ever know and wow! YOU ARE AN AMAZING PHOTOGRAPHER! I'm taking a class and still feel so unskilled! I loved your words today....God's Words....needed them both greatly.

I'd love to "talk" sometime....for real.....about life, about photography, about McLinky's (help!), about these special daily things that bloggers do....The 365 Project....all of these things. I have been a closet blogger long enough, I think. :)

I need to branch out and be more like you!! :)

I adore you!

Tammy

Email me when you can! I love you.

Laurie said...

With spring here and such beautiful flowers appearing, just as your gorgeous picture shows, we are reminded of God's steadfast love for us. Thank you for hosting WFW and for your timely words today.

Blessings,
Laurie

Sherry said...

Beautiful pic, verse and thoughts! I love tulips!

Amydeanne said...

totally sweet! Amen

Joyfull said...

Gorgeous photo to accompany a wonderful verse. Thanks for hosting today, you are a blessing to many!

Ginger said...

Oh my goodness. That is the most gorgeous set of flowers. A great reminder of His love.

Karen said...

I agree...so beautiful...would love to be on the bank of that river...so thankful for His steadfast love....

Samantha said...

Very beautiful, thank you for hosting.
Blessings to you dear Susan.

LeAnn * ~ See Great Things said...

Thank you for your verse. As I was looking for verses the Lord would have me do, this was one of them I considered. It especially blessed me. Thanks!

Natalie at Mommy on Fire said...

Oh you are so right on this one! Couldn't agree more. Our trials and tribulations are all part of a greater plan and as He tells us in Roman 8:28, "...in all things God works for the good of those who love him..." Loved it.

Lea said...

Hi Susan!
What a beautiful wfw scripture picture. I wish I'd have joined in wfw here. Will you be the hostess next wednesday as well?

Lynn said...

Continuing to pray!
Romans 5:6-9 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
Prayer Bears
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明秋 said...

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LisaShaw said...

Amen! This is beautiful Susan!